Summer is on the way!

Good beautiful day to everyone!

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.   Thomas Carlysle

Yes, summer does come.  With it comes various duties and responsibilities around the farm, home and garden.


The 4H and Ag. Extension sirens are sounding!!  EARLY BLIGHT has been spotted!  Many home gardeners and producers in the tri-state area are  already seeing the results in their potato patches.  Have you noticed plants with brown spotted and curling leaves? Maybe the plants are already dying?  Early blight is probably the culprit.  We’re not necessarily talking  1840’s Irish Potato Famine proportions but, if left uncontrolled your entire potato and tomato (!) crop could be history.   Stop early blight in its  Alternaria solani  tracks with Daconil (Chlorothalonil) a fungicide concentrate offering 3-way control: Controls, Stops and Prevents over 75 different diseases on flowers, vegetables, shrubs, fruit and shade trees.

And, while we’re in the potato patch:  Having issues with Colorado Potato Beetles?   Nuprid 2SC  The go to soil and foliar insecticide.  Soil 11101518application yields season long control of potato beetles and other pests. Missed using Nuprid when you planted the potatoes? No sweat! Simply mix up a batch of Nuprid and spray the potato plants. Bye-bye beetles. Plus, it’s great on virtually all the other vegetable plants in the garden too! Get control of Aphids, Flea Beetles, Leafhoppers, Whiteflies, Thrips, Wireworms and more!


  • Martin’s NON GMO Hog Meal (50 lb. bag) – $8.00                                                                              A unique 12% protein coarse ground mash-type blend of NON GMO and NON SOY grains and minerals designed to meet the needs of the NON GMO and pasture based farmer/grower.
  • Martin’s Stock Pellet (50 lb. bag) – $6.75                                                                                                A 12% stock pellet designed as a maintenance feed for cattle, sheep, and goats.

Did you know?

A mature layer hen will drink approximately 1/2 liter of water each day in mild weather and up to 1 liter of water in warmer weather?  Continuous fresh water is  essential to layer hen egg production! Make sure to keep the poultry waterers full. Help your hens to beat the heat!

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